School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The division of Biophysics is located at Science for Life Laboratory, where the team develops some of the world’s most used tools for modelling biological systems with particular applications to membrane proteins and techniques for drug design. We are looking for a researcher to work on programming, maintenance, steering and project leadership within the development of the software code GROMACS for molecular dynamics simulations. The duties involve development of methods to apply simulations, in particular to membrane proteins, programming in C++ and for accelerators, as well as taking responsibility for organizing meetings and leading work packages with EU projects. The work will include collaboration and conference travel, in particular in Europe.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • A world-leading research environment in life science and biophysics with great diversity and gender balance
  • Active mentorship and career development both for academia and industry
  • Excellent international networks with funding for conference travel

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in Biophysics or related fields
  • Research experience in Biophysics, in particular proteins and molecular dynamics
  • Experience of programming in modern C++
  • Experience of developing and leading activities and staff
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English since it is required in the daily work

Personal skills

  • Focuses on goals and results
  • Ability to cooperate
  • Quality conscious
  • Leadership
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience from authoring scientific publications
  • The ability to work towards research results being utilised in practice
  • Experience from multinational projects
  • Previous experience of accelerator programming in CUDA and/or SYCL
  • Numerical analytical skills
  • Knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • A good command of written and spoken Swedish

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order for apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application must include:

  • CV including list of publications.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time). 

About the employment

The employment is valid until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.
The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

Other information

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible, or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2023-0899
  • Professor Erik Lindahl,
Published 30.May.2023
Last application date 16.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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